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Great Lakes Ice Coverage or Lack Thereof

I don’t think it will be a year for visiting the ice caves in Wisconsin. There isn’t enough ice yet and it’s doubtful we’ll have enough consistently cold temperatures to freeze it solid enough for travel.  I guess I’ll have

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Icy Boat Arrives in Duluth

When the temperatures get cold ice starts forming. Here’s a boat that brought quite the load of ice into the Duluth Harbor.

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Water Temperatures Warming Up in the BWCA

All it takes are a few days of sunshine and the lake water warms up quickly. I should rephrase that, the shallower smaller lakes warm up quickly, the bigger, deeper lakes take a little bit longer.  On a calm day

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Grand Marais is Cool and the North Shore is Hot

That was the case last Friday, May 6th when Two Harbors and Silver Bay both hit 90 degrees around 11am.  They were the hottest temperatures in the country for awhile that day and it was very unusual since it rarely

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Lake Superior Rises

It is a very unusual winter for the northland and Lake Superior. The water level in the big lake usually drops during the winter but this past December the water level rose. It only rose 1/2″ but that is quite

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Gorgeous Grand Marais Morning

While we were waking up in Eagle River, Wisconsin for a hockey tournament back in Grand Marais, Minnesota they were treated to a beautiful sunrise on Lake Superior. Thank you David Johnson for always getting great photos of the beautiful

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Lake Superior News

There always seems to be news about Lake Superior. I guess that is what happens when you have such a big and “great” lake in your backyard. Remember the ship that had been detained in Duluth? It was finally able

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The Superior Lake

It’s awesome to live so close to Lake Superior. It’s a beautiful, clean lake that looks different on any given day. Sometimes it’s calm, sometimes it’s choppy, some days it looks blue, other days it looks grey, it rarely looks

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Crashing Waves in Grand Marais

When the wind blows in Grand Marais it’s fun to feel the spray or splash! Abby took some photos of me, the big lake and me enjoying the big lake.

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Keeping Cool

It has been hot outside. Keeping cool is important and the best way to cool off is by spending time in cold water. The lakes of the Boundary Waters are the perfect temperature for swimming right now. While Lake Superior

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